This Friday thoroughbred racing will debut as a topic of discussion at China’s premier government promoted and hosted sports conference with current issues set to be debated and presented by a selection of luminaries including Mr. Louis Romanet (President of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities), The Singapore Turf Club (STC) and The China Horse Club (CHC).

Louis-Romanet-228x300Mr. Louis Romanet (President of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities)

Approved by the State Council for the People’s Republic of China and hosted jointly by the Ministry of Commerce and Beijing Municipal People’s Government, the CIFTIS-Sport is the ‘China (Beijing) International Fair for Trade in Services’ and is a state-level and international platform for trade and business in sports relevant to China. The CIFTIS-Sport draws together a network of local and international sporting leaders and decision makers and in the coming days more than 1000 delegates will converge on Beijing for this conference.

Mr. Romanet is an invited keynote speaker at this event for the first time. The President of IFHA will be presenting a paper to government leaders on the global thoroughbred racing industry, its economic impact and the value in having a meaningful commercial industry in China.

This is not the first time Mr. Romanet has presented on thoroughbred racing in China however the significance of him doing so at a conference of this stature cannot be lost.

Nor can the invitations to both the STC and CHC. The STC is the only international race club to have been invited to present by the China Sports Industry International (CSII). The CHC is the only private thoroughbred organization invited to participate in this nationally significant convention. The involvement by both parties is a nod to the contribution they can both make to this occasion.

The CHC has quickly shown itself to be an industry leader in China. In 2013 it hosted the first internationally endorsed thoroughbred meeting in Mainland China and provided the richest race purses offered that season. It also extended a scholarship program that sees local Chinese train overseas under world’s best practice in the areas of thoroughbred trainer and thoroughbred breeding.

The STC is a government run and managed racing institution that is the oldest race club in Asia. It has long been a meaningful social contributor to charities in Singapore and the racing is hosts bi-weekly is some of the most competitive in the world.

‘China Horse Club is participating in the third CIFTIS, Beijing. See you at booth T12 Level B1.’